Posts Tagged ‘Legal Issues’

If Your Apartment Changes, Does Your Rental Lease Change Too?

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While a rental lease binds you to a property for a period of time, it is not unbreakable. One situation in which you might be able to break your lease is when the landlord makes changes to the property that alters your ability to live in the space. What Constitutes a Substantial Change? A tenant […] read more

4 Signs that Mold Law Have Been Violated

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Mold laws are designed to protect tenants from living in infected homes and becoming seriously sick. Unfortunately, not all landlords adhere to these laws and continue to rent apartments despite the presence of toxic mold. Identifying toxic mold is not easy as there are many types of mold and not all are toxic. Below are […] read more

How to Take Your Landlord to Small Claims Court for Violating the Rental Agreement

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Sometimes, despite trying everything to avoid it, you might need to take your landlord to small claims court for violations of your rental agreement. The proper court procedures an necessary steps for a successful suit are complicated and can be confusing. Notify Your Landlord and Keep Records The first step you must have already done […] read more

How a Foreclosure Affects Your Rental Application

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As the country deals with the economic blows of the housing crisis, many former homeowners are now facing a housing crisis of their own.  They need housing, but are often faced with a sad irony: due to their foreclosure, their credit has deteriorated, and due to their credit, they may have a more difficult time […] read more

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Eviction Process

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The eviction process varies from state to state. It can even vary from city to city, town to town. However, the procedure is generally the same in every jurisdiction. Most importantly, if you are faced with an eviction, you should seek an experienced lawyer immediately. You may have only a few days to protect yourself, and such […] read more

5 Types of Fees You May Be Charged when Moving In

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Moving in to a new apartment can get pricey with the upfront fees charged on top of rent. Being aware of what fees are legitimate and which ones are not can help you avoid being scammed and also help you prepare for what kind of costs to expect. Save up enough money to cover these […] read more

The Importance of Reviewing Rental Agreement Forms

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When signing a lease on an apartment, it is important to closely read the rental agreement forms before signing them. While everything might seem on the level, there could be some fine print. Making sure to read over and understand everything carefully before signing is a must. Once your name is on the document, there is […] read more

How to Ask for an Rent Extenstion

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It is likely inevitable that everyone will need a rent extension at one time or another. However, asking for this is problematic to many tenants because it can feel like the equivalent of borrowing money, which makes a lot of people uncomfortable. Still, asking for a rent extension can help to avoid those taxing late […] read more

The Legal Ramifications of Subletting Your Apartment

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You must get written consent from your landlord prior to subletting your apartment. If you don’t get permission, the landlord has grounds to evict you from the apartment and sue you for damages. Even though you have the proper consent from your landlord to rent your apartment out to someone else in a sublease agreement, […] read more